School to mark its silver anniversary


September 30, 1997|By Natalie Harvey | Natalie Harvey,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

STEVENS FOREST Elementary School, 6045 Stevens Forest Road in Oakland Mills village, will celebrate its silver anniversary next month.

Teachers Lisa Holston and Barry Palmer would welcome memorabilia -- event programs, photographs or souvenirs -- for display during the celebration.

The Silver Committee -- including members Bill Payne, Ann Forora, Ken Gardner, Stacey Kapnitski, Barry Palmer, Alison Roberts, Martha Graf, Kathy Grandfield, Grace Derenberger, Ruth Barth, Judy Gottsagen and Bill Arbelaez -- has been meeting during September to organize and coordinate the celebration.

They have ordered short- and long-sleeved anniversary T-shirts, as well as hooded sweat shirts with matching pants, in a wide range of children and adult sizes. They will be displayed in the school lobby and sold at the school.

The shirts may also be purchased using order forms that the students will bring home Friday and that will be available during the Fall Fling.

It's a way to buy early for birthdays and holidays.

Former students who have kept in touch with school friends are encouraged to remind them of the celebration and suggest that they bring items for the memorabilia display.

Bill Arbelaez, Stevens Forest Parent Teacher Association president, invites the community to take part in the PTA-sponsored Village Walk on the morning of Oct. 12. The time is to be announced.

The two-mile (or so) walk will begin at Stevens Forest school and is to follow trails and streets past the village center and return to the school.

An open house -- when former staff and students can tour the school with students and their families -- will begin at 6 p.m. Oct. 13.

There will be an "alumni tree," to be decorated with guests' signatures.

The Fall Fling has been planned for family fun with games, pumpkin-decorating, scarecrow- stuffing (weather permitting) and refreshments from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 17.

Information: 410-313-6900.

VIP evening

Blair S. Walker's mystery, "Up Jumped the Devil," and "The Wars of Eduard Shevardnadze" by Melvin Goodman and Carolyn Ekedahl will be read by the authors next month at the East Columbia branch library, 6600 Cradlerock Way, in Owen Brown. The authors' visit is sponsored by "Write from Maryland," a program of the Howard County Library's Maryland Center for the Book.

Walker will introduce his newest African-American investigative reporter, Darryl Billups, at 7 p.m. Oct. 7.

Goodman and Ekedahl will tell the inside story of Russia's former Foreign Minister Eduard A. Shevardnadze's role in the Cold War at 7 p.m. Oct. 21.

Registration is being accepted by phone or in person.

Information: 410-313-7700.

Family technology night

Talbott Springs Elementary School Principal Rachel Slacum invites students and their families to attend "Family Technology Night" at 7 p.m. Oct. 8 at the school, 9550 Basket Ring Road.

The children can "talk tech" with their parents. Computer software and door prizes will be awarded during the evening, courtesy of Microsoft.

Information: 410-313-6915.

Trip to Ultrazone

Columbia Teen Center director Bobbie Whyte invites middle school students, ages 11 to 14, to sign up for a trip to "Ultrazone" on Kids Day Off Thursday.

The adventure, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., will be at Eastpoint Mall. A staff member will accompany the students in each van.

A game master will brief all participants before they strap on high-tech gear. Students can bring a lunch or money to purchase lunch in the food court.

There will be after- or before-care at The Barn in Oakland Mills for those who have to arrive early or are to be picked up after 4 p.m. Cost is $25, with $5 additional for after- or before-care.

Registration is required. Information: 410-992-3726.

Local readers

Summer wasn't all swimming and games for neighborhood children.

Many of them joined the summer readers' club at the library or selected books from Stevens Forest Elementary School's suggested reading list.

Students who turned in their lists are Christopher Arbelaez; Heidi, Kristin and Billy Rademacher; Steven Flowers; Katy Stanley; Hannah Jefferson; Amber Henry; Suchita Mandavilli; and Sia Henry.

Additional readers are Jared and Joshua Yarn; Nicole and Michelle Nolan; Mark Schiffer; Molly Barnes; Ava Schein; Jennifer Fettweiss; Emiri Oda; Daniel Berman; James LoPresto; Michael Price; Rian and Sydney Kirchoff; and Nicole and Lauren Kaufmann.

Also turning in their lists were Stephanie Speierman; Jordon Hoshko; Dwayne Coffman; Tyler Selby; Aaron Mogren; Jake Simmons; Kelly and Morgan Walbert; Keith Ligon; Sarah Thorne; Steven Graf; and Megan Cable.

Pub Date: 9/30/97

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